Clearview Estate `Cape Kidnappers` Merlot Malbec 2009(6x750mL), NZ. RRP$30

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Overview

A lively, fruit-driven, medium bodied red. Hints of leather and spice combine with blackberry and plums. Underlying tannin structure and acidity will enable this wine to develop well over the next 4-6 years.

Region:
NZ - Hawke's Bay
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

Recommended by Winestate Magazine 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma/Palate

A lively, fruit-driven, medium bodied red. Hints of leather and spice combine with blackberry and plums. Underlying tannin structure and acidity will enable this wine to develop well to 2016.

Cellaring Potential

Now to 2016.

Winemaking Note

This wine is predominantly Merlot (65%) blended with 31% Malbec and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon.

The blend is made from six individual parcels that were vinted and matured separately up until blending in October 2010. The grapes were hand picked, fermented on their skins and hand plunged every 4 hours. This wine underwent a cooler ferment for lively fruit pick-up and a fuller mouth feel. The grapes were given extended maceration for up to 4 weeks. The wine was then matured in French and American oak barrels for 12-13 months before blending and traditional fining with free range egg whites.

Vintage
2009
Region
NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Other Red Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

Told in 1988 that it was" too cold to grow wine grapes", Tim Turvey went ahead and bought this property at Te Awanga, HB. He took this as a challenge, and together with business partner Helma van den Berg, they planted the first vines were in winter 1988. They went on to plant 2500 trees, including avocados, olives, melia and bay trees, lavender and citrus. Vineyard plantings were continued at 3 acres per annum. Tim and Helma grafted and planted their grapevines, rammed the posts, ran the wires and trained the young vines, for many years also doing all the pruning. They also designed and built the winery, adding to the cellar door and restaurant as the business grew.

Twenty years down the track the vines, the wines and the restaurant are 'doing very nicely now - thank you very much!'

The Reserve Chardonnay has achieved Super Classic Wine Status, and received Gold and/or 5 Stars in each vintage since 1992.

Opened in 1991, the coastal vineyard restaurant rates highly, consistently nominated in the Hospitality Awards, receiving BEEF & LAMB awards since 1998. The 'red shed' has become a dining destination of rustic integrity for local and international visitors alike.

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